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Caniacs @ RDU

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The view from my car window after last year's game 7 win in Boston.

 

The Carolina Hurricanes 2009-10 season officially ends after tomorrow's game against the Bruins in Boston.  What better way to say "thanks" one last time than meeting the team plane at the airport tomorrow evening!

Here are the details for those who want to head over, whether you're coming from our to-be-epic CC event over at Backyard Bistro or are just in the mood to venture out on what is sure to be a beautiful Saturday evening in the Triangle.

Based on a 1:00 start time and anticipated game end around 3:30 - 4:00 pm, the flight will probably leave Boston around 5:00 pm and arrive here around 6:30 pm.

RDU will open Park and Ride Lot #2 for us starting at 5:00 pm.  Please note that the lot will be closed before that time.  This lot is across from the  General Aviation terminal where the Canes plane lands.  Directions are attached.  Signage will be up directing us to the lot.

Spectators are not allowed on the grounds of General Aviation, but we will be allowed to congregate in the grassy area between the parking lot and General Aviation.  The players will see us there as they deplane, and they will drive by us on their way out of the parking lot.

RDU Security will be patrolling the lots starting at 6:00 pm.  If you're heading over, please be a good citizen and follow some basic guidelines.  Don't bring alcohol onto RDU property.  Stay out of the roadway as it's a busy through road.  Please pick up after yourself and don't litter.

Logistics after the jump, and I'll be wired in as much as possible and will tweet if there are any changes.

I'll be there.  Hope to see you all there too!

Flight Tracker - The flight plan hasn't been filed yet but this is the anticipated tail number for tracking.

Flight Tracker - ACA7034

If you set up a FlightTracker sign-on, you can register the flight for mobile alerts.

Map of RDU showing Park and Ride Lot #2:

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via www.rdu.com

Directions:

Directions to RDU Park & Ride 2
(Open only during holidays when other parking facilities are full) 
From Interstate 40 East: Take Exit 284B and follow signs to RDU on Terminal Blvd. Continue on Terminal Blvd. past Terminal A. Take your first right turn onto W. International Drive. Continue on W. International Drive through the tunnels and as it turns 90 degrees to the right. Immediately following that turn, the entrance to Park and Ride 2 will be on the left.
From Interstate 40 West: Take Exit 285 and follow signs to RDU on Terminal Blvd. Continue on Terminal Blvd. past Terminal A. Take your first right turn onto W. International Drive. Continue on W. International Drive through the tunnels and as it turns 90 degrees to the right. Immediately following that turn, the entrance to Park and Ride 2 will be on the left.
From US 70: Take the Lumley Road exit and follow signs to RDU. The airport entrance will be ahead on your left hand side. Turn left into the airport on Commerce Drive and follow the signs toward the terminals. Continue past the cargo buildings (Fed Ex and UPS) on your right. Once you pass Observation Park on your left, you will take your first left hand turn onto International Drive. 
Immediately following that turn, the entrance to Park and Ride 2 will be on your left.
From Interstate 540: Take I-540 West to Exit 2 (Aviation Parkway). Follow the signs for RDU and you will enter the airport on Terminal Blvd. Continue on Terminal Blvd. past Terminal A. Take your first right turn onto W. International Drive. Continue on W. International Drive through the tunnels and as it turns 90 degrees to the right. Immediately following that turn, the entrance to Park and Ride 2 will be on the left.

Restroom facilities and also a playground area are available at the Observation Tower, which can be reached from the parking lot (they'll unlock the gate for us).

And finally, some fond memories of last year's airport runs:

Caniacs at the Airport - 2009 Playoffs

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